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Acanthaster planci

(Linnaeus, 1758)


Gero Rinaldo Manado (Sulawesi): Acanthaster planci Sony DSC WX1 + MPK-WEB, f 2,4, 1/100, ISO 100

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 07 May 2012
Łukasz Piszczek Crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) Red Sea Canon EOS 400D + Ikelite DS160 F11, 1/160s, ISO 100

Michel Carpentier Il ne fait pas bon s'y frotter ...

Łukasz Piszczek plutôt, je ne recommande pas ;)

Manfred Mitter ... the coral murder !!!

Message posted on UWphotographers on 04 Dec 2012
Gero Rinaldo Manado (Sulawesi): Acanthaster planci Sony DSC WX1 + MPK-WEB, f 2,4, 1/100, ISO 100

Message posted on UWphotographers on 07 May 2012
Leplongeur Réunion Ancantheater -Acanthaster planci - (GER)Dornkronen- Seestern...Reunion Island Indian Ocean

Ron Silver :-D

Message posted on UWphotographers on 07 Nov 2013
David Gilchrist A 'Thorny' Problem or unique creature? C/U Crown of Stars, Chuuk Lagoon, RX100 in Nauticam, Inon C/U Sea & Sea YS D1. ISO 125, f/11 1/500

Ron Silver Acanthaster planci

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Oct 2013
Singgih Afifa Putra CROWN OF THORNS from Krakatau Islands Olympus TG-1, Underwater Mode Olympus Waterproof PT053

Ron Silver Acanthaster planci

Annie Bodar magnifique cette photo merci

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 12 Oct 2013
Ernst Andres Egypt - Safaga - Cassous Bay - Coral Garden Olympus Kamera C 8080 WZ in Olympus PT 023 UW - housing; f/2,8; 8,2mm; 1/30; ISO 100

John Paul Connor Curieux et beau

Ernst Andres Et toujours faim ^^

Ron Silver Crown of Thorns Sea Star, Acanthaster planci

Tom Hobock Ernst,Is this the same species as the crown of thorns ?Great shot super clear. Tanks Tom

Ernst Andres Thank you Tom and yes, that is a crown of thorns. I scared myself...

Stuart Pearce Razer sharp shot :)

Ernst Andres Thank you Stuart :-)

Antonio Colacino I have been stinged by Acanthaster planci, very painful.

Imade Widana Crown star fish eating the coral.

Annie Bodar c'est géniale j'adore cette photo merci

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 24 Aug 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Echinodermata (Phylum)
    Asterozoa (Subphylum)
      Asteroidea (Class)
        Valvatacea (Superorder)
          Valvatida (Order)
            Acanthasteridae (Family)
              Acanthaster (Genus)
                Acanthaster planci (Species)
Associated Species